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French War Memorial, Pondicherry

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Take a stroll through French War Memorial, dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Built in 1971, it stands opposite to a Gandhi statue in the French quarter. Every year on Bastille Day (July 14), swarms of tourists and families of fallen soldiers gather to pay their respects here, the monument is illuminated to solemnly mark the occasion. Visit the beach nearby to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sand. From there, you can take photographs of the stark white memorial contrasted by a green backdrop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to French War Memorial and many more Pondicherry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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  • We visited French War Memorial in the evening.It was closed for visit after 6 pm.This place is opp to Le cafe.  more »
  • Would have been a nice place to visit if all the gates hadn't been padlocked. Early afternoon so why was it all locked up!!  more »
  • I really did not enter , just a quick look from outside bcoz I didn't have enough time. but it was really neat & well maintained.  more »